They say honesty is the best policy and I would have to agree. Some will tell you that truth is not important. That “truth” is a subjective thing and really inconsequential when you are looking at things from a source perspective. I have to disagree. wholeheartedly, 100%. It is my firm belief that truth, is one of the most precious, important ideals we have. It is one of the most important things we can strive for. Truth is what drives us to grow, to evolve. Truth is what drives us to better ourselves, the love for learning about the world and uncovering its truths is one of the greatest lights that we shine as a species. When we ignore truth and lie to others and ourselves we do the most harm in the quickest way possible.
Without truth, you cannot really ever learn, and you cannot really ever grow as a person, blatantly ignoring truth is poisonous to the soul. You could compare ignoring truth for the sake of feeling good to drinking antifreeze. Antifreeze is sweet, it has a pleasant smell, it might even feel good to drink it. But if you ignore the truth of what it is and decide to drink it, it will poison you, and you will die. The fact is, truth will win out in the end, you will have discovered the truth of the antifreeze, but at that point your life will be over.
Truth is important because it allows people to make objective decisions. We live in a universe of probabilities. To survive, it is important to know as much about those probabilities as we can and if we ignore truth, we’re ignoring life. We’re ignoring the opportunity to expand ourselves, and we’re poisoning the knowledge base we already have, effectively stunting our growth, or worse.
If source split itself into an infinite amount of conscious pieces, in the effort to expand itself, truth is an important tool for its expansion. Truth is what tells you what you like and what you don’t like. If you are not true to yourself, and you are not truthful with other people, they will never really know you, or appreciate you for your genuine beauty, and you’ll never really get to blossom into the flower you were meant to become.
Truth has been something I’ve chased after my whole life, and sometimes the truth hurts. I won’t deny that. However if you have ever broken a bone, and had to have it set, you’ll know that hurts too. But if you don’t reset the bone, it’s going to heal wrong and you could open yourself up to a whole bunch of problems that could have been avoided, you don’t get the chance to fully heal from your wounds.
I took a little break from this post after publishing it, but I feel I need to add more to it. It doesn’t seem complete yet, and I may re-visit this and elaborate on it more from time to time. (If anyone knows how to get updated blogs to show up on the main feed, please share, it would be swell.)
A friend of mine posted something interesting on facebook. I’ve seen it before but I always enjoy it every time I see it. It is the phrase, “Fear is false evidence appearing real.” I was thinking about that phrase and how it applies to the ideal of truth. If we have false evidence, (a lack of truth) we have more fear. I like to think of truth as a way of dispelling fear, it is far less likely you will be afraid of something once you know the truth of it. That old phrase “The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself.” comes to mind. Fear is uncertainty, it is being left in the dark with no light of truth to help you find your way. To me truth is light, truth is loving, truth might not always be pleasant, or what we want to hear, but it is kind, because ultimately, it empowers us, and aids in our expansion.